La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for Events: March 30

At the Athenaeum

The New Bach Trio will celebrate the works of J.S. Bach with a special “Bach Birthday Celebration” concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at 1008 Wall St. The trio includes cellist Dmitry Kouzov, pianist Tao Lin and violinist Wanchi Huang performing solo, duo and trio works. Tickets: $40-$45. (858) 454-5872.

The Dialogues in Art & Architecture lecture will present a discussion on “Cross Border Public Art & Design,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at 1008 Wall St. Robert Pincus moderates a panel with San Diego urban designer and community planner Howard Blackson, and binational glass artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre. Free. (858) 454-5872.

The exhibit, “Random Thoughts: Steve Gibson’s Paintings & Drawings,” will open with a reception, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 at 1008 Wall St. San Diego artist Gibson will show his abstract works from the past seven years, which will remain on display until May 6. Free. (858) 454-5872.

Art Exhibits

The exhibition, “Street Photography Around the World,” pays tribute to photographer Arthur Lavine and his cousin Dana Levine. See it 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through April 3 at Gallery 21 in Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place, San Diego. Free. (619) 233-9050.

The last chance to see Donald Martiny’s “Pittura A Macchia” is April 2 at Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St. The title refers to the disparagement of Italian Renaissance Master Titian’s late-career works as “patchy pictures” or “pittura a macchia,” and this is the artist’s interpretation. Free. (858) 459-0836.

La Jolla artists Renata Spiazzi and Victoria Gist-Towner and University City photographer T. Antoinette Fassel will show their works as part of the 54th annual Religious Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through April 16 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. Free. To view the works during the week or more information, call (858) 273-0255.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Follow the yellow brick road to the Theatre School @ North Coast Rep for its presentation of “The Wizard of Oz,” on stage in matinee and evening shows through April 2 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach. Tickets: $12-$16. (858) 481-1055.

In Concert

La Jolla Music Society presents Max Raabe & Palast Orchester in “Let’s Do It,” a program with their German interpretations of American classics, with the program announced from the stage, 8 p.m. Friday, March 31 at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown San Diego. Tickets from $25. (858) 459-3728.

San Diego Early Music Society will have its monthly open rehearsal 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Musicians will play Renaissance-period instruments to showcase the musical treasures of Europe’s medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Free. (858) 552-1657.